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  1. The Fascist Painting: What is Cultural Capital?

    The Fascist Painting: What is Cultural Capital?

    PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2020. AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

    The Ofsted Inspection Framework states that cultural capital is 'The essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens' and that schools 'should be introducing [students] to the best that has been thought and said and helping to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement'. They are now considering, 'the extent to which schools are equipping pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life.' But what does this term mean? And how are schools to respond to this?

    In this densely argued and wide ranging text, Phil Beadle answers those questions and many more by using the work of Pierre Bourdieu to prompt a discussion of how we improve the provision of cultural capital in our schools. Where does the best that has been thought and said come from? Why is the government importing the unexamined language of the private school into the state sector? What is the real purpose behind character education? Does sport, as is reputed, teach resilience, and why would anyone think it was appropriate to teach children a quality they already have? Is cultural capital just ruling class culture? Chiefly, does using a term originated by a French intellectual and radical sociologist to instate the culture of the rich as being superior prove anything other more a complete absence of thought, or have they accidentally given us a radical tool to change education for the better? This is a serious, rich and deeply intelligent piece of work that will radically alter the way we view culture in schools and will be a key text for anyone designing a curriculum.

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  3. A Practical Guide: Outdoor Learning

    A Practical Guide: Outdoor Learning

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    An informative, practical and authoritative guide that makes the argument for undertaking outdoor and adventurous learning - and offers advice for how to organise trips to enable students and teachers to get the most from them. Inspiring enthusiasm for real learning and growing, it provides opportunities for children, young people and their teachers to seek memorable experiences and develop life-long interests.

    Published in partnership with the National Education Trust.

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    £7.00
  4. Hour-Long Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and Julius Caesar

    Hour-Long Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and Julius Caesar

    Abridged specifically for all those interested in Shakespeare's plays, especially teachers and students of English and drama, these one-hour performance scripts maintain the arcs of Shakespeare's plots without compromising the integrity of his original language. What remains are manageable performance texts and the essential elements needed for an introduction to three of Shakespeare's most popular plays. Learn More
    £10.00
  5. Infusing IB Philosophy and Pedagogy into Chinese Language Teaching

    Infusing IB Philosophy and Pedagogy into Chinese Language Teaching

     

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    This book makes an important contribution to language teaching in general, to IB language teaching, and more precisely to the teaching of Chinese both in IB and non-IB classrooms. Readers who are up to date with the cutting edge of language teaching method, particularly for Chinese, will find reassurance and confirmation of their approach in this book whether they are IB teachers or not. Those who feel they are not aware of the most up-to-date thinking in language teaching, again particularly for Chinese, will find ample advice.

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    £14.99
  6. International Leadership Development: International Baccalaureate World Schools as developers of Human Capital?

    International Leadership Development: International Baccalaureate World Schools as developers of Human Capital?

    This important study tackles an issue of major historical and contemporary concern in international education in the medium of English: the interplay between the progressive costs of English language medium education in international schools, the overall global expansion of the phenomenon of English language instruction, and the historical, current, and potential impact of Christian leadership values throughout the system. Learn More
    £12.00
  7. Teacher self-supervision: Why teacher evaluation has failed and what we can do about it

    Teacher self-supervision: Why teacher evaluation has failed and what we can do about it

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    Does the traditional teacher evaluation system improve student learning? Has it failed?

    Ask 1000 teachers how many of them are becoming more professional, effective or fulfilled through the use of the present system and probably only a few will say “yes”. We have a failed system and we need to change it.

    Over the last 30 years, Bill Powell and Ochan Kusuma-Powell have worked with a large number of teachers and school leaders in over 50 countries worldwide. In this book they propose a simple (but not simplistic), coherent, common sense alternative that has its roots in what they know about student and adult learning.

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    £14.99
  8. An UPDATED Practical Guide: The Pupil Premium

    An UPDATED Practical Guide: The Pupil Premium

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    "This is a book for every school in England..." Sir John Dunford, DfE Pupil Premium, 2013-2015

    Fully updated with the 2015 policy updates from the Department for Education and published in partnership with the National Education Trust, this book provides essential information and advice to help schools make best use of the Pupil Premium grant and improve outcomes for disadvantaged learners.

    The author is a recognised national expert on the Pupil Premium. He has visited more than 200 schools and has spoken with over 1000 school leaders and here he shares examples of innovation and excellence in their use of the additional funding. Featuring a foreword by Sir John Dunford, DfE Pupil Premium Champion.

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    £10.00
  9. Hour-Long Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night and The Tempest

    Hour-Long Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night and The Tempest

    Abridged specifically for all those interested in Shakespeare's plays, especially teachers and students of English and drama, these one-hour performance scripts maintain the arcs of Shakespeare's plots without compromising the integrity of his original language. What remains are manageable performance texts and the essential elements needed for an introduction to three of Shakespeare's most popular plays. Learn More
    £10.00
  10. Self-Improving Schools: The journey to excellence

    Self-Improving Schools: The journey to excellence

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    The English schools’ system is at a crossroads. This landmark collection of essays brings together some of the country’s leading education thinkers and practitioners. Their polemic is intended to help teachers, school leaders, governors and policy makers think deeply about future directions.

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    £12.99
  11. High Challenge, Low Threat: Finding the balance

    High Challenge, Low Threat: Finding the balance

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    High Challenge, Low Threat is Mary Myatt’s smart and thoughtful exploration of all the things that wise leaders do.

    Informed through thousands of conversations over a 20-year career in education, Mary shows the lessons that school management teams can learn from leaders in a wide range of other sectors and points to the conditions which these leaders create to allow colleagues to engage with difficult issues enthusiastically and wholeheartedly.

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    £15.00
  12. Success Internationally: The important dispositions you'll need for thriving abroad

    Success Internationally: The important dispositions you'll need for thriving abroad

    What are the dispositions of people who work successfully in an international milieu? This guiding question serves to unify the themes of the book, and each chapter hearkens to it. Sub-questions include "how can these dispositions be taught and assessed, both to youth and to adults?"

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  13. Powerful Schools: How schools can be drivers of social and global mobility

    Powerful Schools: How schools can be drivers of social and global mobility

    PUBLISHED MAY 2016: ORDER NOW

    Powerful Schools is a blueprint, showing how each and every school can grow abundantly rich in opportunities for individuals to develop the skills to become more socially and globally mobile, actively supported by numerous people and organisations who are consciously working to engage them in making the most of these opportunities.

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    £15.00
  14. Whose History? Essays in Perception

    Whose History? Essays in Perception

    Today, more than ever, students and teachers should be better able to address questions of perspective with more original sources at their fingertips. Whose History? raises and addresses important questions about how history is perceived, not only through aspects of historiography but by teachers deciding how and what to teach in this modern world. Learn More
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  15. Managing Teacher Workload: A Whole-School Approach to Finding the Balance

    Managing Teacher Workload: A Whole-School Approach to Finding the Balance

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    It is acknowledged that the quality of teaching is the critical factor in raising standards of learning. And yet teachers' workload has rocketed in recent years, leaving morale for many at rock-bottom.

    Recent DfE analysis shows that primary teachers work around 60 hours a week and school leaders even longer. This is not sustainable. Teachers need an end to excessive working hours.

    Edited by Nansi Ellis, assistant general secretary at leading teaching union ATL, Managing Teacher Workload brings together leading educationalists to discuss real, practical ways to solve the biggest problem in the profession.

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    £12.00
  16. Horses and Humans

    Horses and Humans

    PUBLISHED OCTOBER 15 2016: ORDER NOW

    Lucy Sewill has photographed some of our most familiar and well loved faces and become known for her particular style of one-on-one personal portraiture. Her work has hung in the National Portrait Gallery and on other prestigious walls.

    In this remarkable new collection of her work, Lucy turns her lens to the animals that she has loved her whole life, revealing the amazing bond that they have with their owners and handlers.

    A project that takes her across Britain, to Ireland, the United States and North Africa, Lucy strips away physical and mental clutter to take a series of intimate portraits that give the reader a glimpse of what goes on in the minds of these magnificent creatures.

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    £35.00
  17. Playing with fire: Embracing risk and danger in schools

    Playing with fire: Embracing risk and danger in schools

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    An empowering book that shows teachers and leaders how to embrace a culture of risk-taking and danger in their schools - by a Headmaster who walks the walk.

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    £14.00
  18. Liminal Leadership: Building bridges across the chaos... because we're standing on the edge

    Liminal Leadership: Building bridges across the chaos... because we're standing on the edge

    Stephen Tierney has spent thirty years working in schools, twenty nine of those in different leadership positions. In Liminal Leadership, he suggests that the education system is currently at a threshold; and it may be one in which the teaching profession is diminished or augmented.
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    £14.00
  19. Preventing and Countering Extremism and Terrorist Recruitment

    Preventing and Countering Extremism and Terrorist Recruitment

     

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    Hanif Qadir is recognised as one of the world’s leading specialists in positively transforming violent extremists. He is actively involved in advising and assisting senior policy makers around the globe in reforming key aspects of the Preventing Violent Extremism agenda.

    This is an essential book for all those who work with young people in whatever context, and for all those institutions that have a statutory duty to prevent people from being drawn in to extremism and terrorism.

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    £24.00
  20. Some Schools

    Some Schools

    CJ (Jonty) Driver has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in education in the UK and overseas, including three headships. In this poignant memoir, he provides a compelling insight into school life, with wisdom gained from a lifetime of learning.

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    £12.00
  21. A Practical Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage

    A Practical Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage

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    Rooted firmly in practical experience, this book supports the reader in understanding what excellent early years practice should look like and how staff in all settings can establish it.

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    £14.00
  22. Keeping Up with the Joneses: Maths Workbook for Common Entrance

    Keeping Up with the Joneses: Maths Workbook for Common Entrance

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    I thoroughly recommend this clear and engaging workbook. Barbara Langford has written an excellent workbook which will give all pupils a secure foundation for the maths skills required for Common Entrance. The text is clear, engaging and the maths is spot on. This book is a first-rate resource for teachers to use within the classroom or for parents at home. --Andy Colpus, Headmaster at St Joseph s College, Reading

    About the Author

    Barbara Langford is Director of Studies and Head of Maths at Westbourne House.

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    £12.00
  23. Supporting Muslim Students: A quick reference guide for teachers, trainers and lecturers

    Supporting Muslim Students: A quick reference guide for teachers, trainers and lecturers

    The purpose of this guide is to equip teachers, trainers and lecturers with the fundamental knowledge and understanding to provide enhanced affective and cognitive support for their Muslim students - as well as providing all students with an additional reference for seeking clarification on issues of our/their time. Learn More
    £10.00
  24. Mind Their Hearts: Creating Schools and Homes of Warm-Heartedness

    Mind Their Hearts: Creating Schools and Homes of Warm-Heartedness

    How can our education system be made fit for purpose in a rapidly changing world, where the norms are no longer capable of delivering the goods to the new generation? David Boddy argues that real change can take place when teachers and parents work together to create schools and homes of warm-heartedness.

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    £15.00
  25. Talk For Teaching

    Talk For Teaching

    PUBLISHED MARCH 2017: PRE-ORDER NOW

    Paul Garvey uses his experience as a teacher, inspector and a National Strategies consultant to advise educators and schools on how his Talk For Teaching method can help them take control of their Professional Development - without it increasing costs or taking up valuable lesson time.

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    £14.00
  26. Learning without labels: Improving outcomes for vulnerable learners

    Learning without labels: Improving outcomes for vulnerable learners

    If we are to improve educational outcomes for all, one of the things we need to do is move away from the notion of ‘labelling’ children and their families. Rather, we need to focus on the needs of such pupils, never forgetting their greatest need is relentlessly high expectations and great teaching.

    As fragmentation of LAs continues, the need for authoritative, evidence based guidance and signposting has grown. This collection of contributions from some of the UK’s leading educationalists does not provide an exhaustive list of all the challenges that might arise, but it has a good go. Learn More

    £14.00
  27. Empowering Learning: The Importance of Being Experiential

    Empowering Learning: The Importance of Being Experiential

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    Experience - it is our first teacher in life, our early warning system, and our guide to world discovery. Experience connects the inner self to the outer world. It shapes our thoughts, informs our attitudes, motivates our actions. It is the most common mode of learning for all of humanity. Yet, hidden in plain sight, experiential learning is largely taken for granted by educators and researchers. We assume that experience is largely educational. We simply 'learn by doing' - don't we? There is a world of difference between 'doing' and 'doing intelligently'. By understanding how experience acts as a mechanism to inspire and scaffold memorable learning, we stand to gain greater control over this most powerful and universal force in human development. Learning, empowered by experience, is life-changing for learners; experience, purposefully harnessed, is transformational for schools. Learn More
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  28. Perspectives on Assessment and Evaluation in International Education

    Perspectives on Assessment and Evaluation in International Education

    Experts in international education share their perspectives on assessment and evaluation methods and techniques in the sector. Learn More
    £12.00
  29. Much Promise: Successful schools in England

    Much Promise: Successful schools in England

    For many years Barnaby Lenon was the headmaster of Harrow. On his retirement he helped set up a state school in east London, widely regarded as one of the most successful free schools. In 2016 he went on a tour of schools in England that achieve outstanding results, in many cases with disadvantaged pupils.

    In Much Promise, he describes how they do it, set in the context of the latest research into school and teacher performance. He evaluates the school system in England and the effectiveness of recent reforms; he looks at how parents and governors achieve results and puts the spotlight on the school curriculum, exam systems and social mobility.

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    £15.00
  30. The Power of Character: Lessons from the frontline

    The Power of Character: Lessons from the frontline

    In this personal, thought-provoking and timely book, Dr Andrew Reay offers a clarion call to parents, educators and business leaders who are seeking to unlock the true potential of our next generation - their character - and ensure they really do flourish as human beings. Learn More
    £15.00
  31. The Tactical Shore Angler

    The Tactical Shore Angler

    Mike Thrussell is arguably the most respected angler on our shores today. This book is a comprehensive guide to tactics and techniques that will bring success on the many and varied marks around the UK coastline. Mike takes anglers of all abilities and levels of experience through the essential skills and knowledge needed to get the most out of their sport.

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    £12.00
  32. Taking Control: How to prepare for inspection

    Taking Control: How to prepare for inspection

    Ofsted don't allow their inspectors to offer advice to schools. But as a former inspector, Paul Garvey is able to use his experience to help headteachers prepare for inspections in order to help every school gain the grade it feels it deserves. Learn More
    £14.00
  33. Taking the IB CP Forward

    Taking the IB CP Forward

    This edited collection provides ideas and support for those involved in implementing the CP, or planning to introduce it in the future. The chapters are written by practitioners, some of whom have been involved with the CP from its earliest days, who provide forthright accounts of the significant rewards the introduction of the CP has brought to their students.

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    £15.00
  34. What Does This Look Like In The Classroom? Bridging The Gap Between Research And Practice

    What Does This Look Like In The Classroom? Bridging The Gap Between Research And Practice

    In this thorough, enlightening and comprehensive book, Carl Hendrick and Robin Macpherson ask 18 of today's leading educational thinkers to distill the most up-to-date research into effective classroom practice in 10 of the most important areas of teaching. The result is a fascinating manual that will benefit every single teacher in every single school, in all four corners of the globe.

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    £18.00
  35. Taught, Not Caught: Educating for 21st Century Character

    Taught, Not Caught: Educating for 21st Century Character

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    PUBLISHED: SEP 2017

    As Education Secretary from 2014-16, Nicky Morgan had a job she describes as 'one of the best in the UK Cabinet'. Here, she reveals why she believes that building characterful children has a positive impact on academic attainment.

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    £12.00
  36. Born to Fail? Social Mobility, A Working Class View

    Born to Fail? Social Mobility, A Working Class View

    Sonia Blandford, CEO of award-winning charity Achievement for All, writes brilliantly and honestly about the facing up to the realities of the working class and how to address social mobility from the inside. Learn More
    £14.00
  37. Educating Drew: The real story of Harrop Fold School

    Educating Drew: The real story of Harrop Fold School

    Telling the remarkable story of Harrop Fold School in Salford, from their unprecedented GBP2.5m debt to being featured in the BAFTA-award nominated Educating Manchester TV series. Learn More
    £14.00
  38. The Missing Piece: The essential skills that education forgot

    The Missing Piece: The essential skills that education forgot

    No-one is better placed than Tom Ravenscroft to write this wake-up call to all those who work with young people, calling for an explicit focus to develop the non-academic skills that will be essential to thrive in the 21st Century Learn More
    £15.00
  39. The Learning Rainforest: Great Teaching in Real Classrooms

    The Learning Rainforest: Great Teaching in Real Classrooms

    The Learning Rainforest is an attempt to capture various different elements of our understanding and experience of teaching. It is a celebration of great teaching - the joy of it and the intellectual and personal rewards that teaching brings.

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    £16.00
  40. Mining For Gold: Stories of Effective Teachers

    Mining For Gold: Stories of Effective Teachers

    An entertaining story of the many teachers Fergal Roche, chief executive of The Key, has come across in his long career; each one effective in their own special way, despite their hugely different approaches, ordinary people who have produced an extraordinary impact.

    If you are currently a teacher, were once a teacher, or are thinking about becoming a teacher, this book will be like coming to a party. Or if you hate parties, doing something you really love. The message, in a beautifully light and accessible tone, is that teaching is the most exciting and significant job in the world, hugely complex and exhausting, yes, but a role that needs to be mastered over decades of practice.

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    £14.00
  41. How I Wish I'd Taught Maths: Lessons learned from research, conversations with experts and 12 years of mistakes

    How I Wish I'd Taught Maths: Lessons learned from research, conversations with experts and 12 years of mistakes

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    Craig Barton is one of the UK's most respected teachers of mathematics. In his remarkable new book, he explains how he has delved into the world of academic research and emerged with a range of simple, practical, effective strategies that anyone can employ to save time and energy and have a positive impact on the long-term learning and enjoyment of students.

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    £19.00
  42. Empowering Generation Z: How and why leadership opportunities can inspire your students

    Empowering Generation Z: How and why leadership opportunities can inspire your students

    Dan Roberts, Headteacher of Devonport High School for Boys in Plymouth, believes it is crucial to empower young people to take control of their future.By building the right culture and environment, educators can help ensure that children can truly flourish and develop into adults that wish to have a positive impact on their local, national and international communities.

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    £14.00
  43. Successful Difficult Conversations: Improve your team's performance, behaviour and attitude with kindness and success

    Successful Difficult Conversations: Improve your team's performance, behaviour and attitude with kindness and success

    AVAILABLE FROM JANUARY 2018: ORDER NOW

    Holding difficult conversations well is the key to successful leadership and management in schools - this easily read book will be invaluable to both experienced and new leaders.

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    £14.00
  44. Translanguaging in the Secondary School
  45. Stopping Bad Things Happening to Good Schools and Good School Leaders

    Stopping Bad Things Happening to Good Schools and Good School Leaders

    Stopping Bad Things Happening to Good Schools and Good School Leaders focuses on what schools can do to prevent and protect themselves from shock-to-the-system and school-harming events.

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    £14.00
  46. Glass Ceilings: Enhancing social mobility - Leadership lessons from Charter Schools

    Glass Ceilings: Enhancing social mobility - Leadership lessons from Charter Schools

    After a Damascene moment following a school trip to the US, Sir Iain Hall realised the UK's approach to urban education is all wrong. In Glass Ceilings, the hugely experienced and respected educator lays out his vision to get social mobility moving again in the UK. Learn More
    £14.00
  47. It's Doing My Head In: Leading complex organisations with a Palaeolithic brain

    It's Doing My Head In: Leading complex organisations with a Palaeolithic brain

    Max Coates' erudite but immensely readable book on leadership is unlike any other. Max, with humanity, explores the destructive nature of stress and shows us how failure to understand its genesis will wreak havoc on the life of a leader - both professionally and personally.

    This is a personal take on leadership; yet it is also packed with masses of scholarly references to prompt further reading and research for the curious reader. Anyone who leads, or who aspires to lead, will gain a huge amount from what amounts to a lifetime's wisdom, reflection and advice compressed into this one book.

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  48. The Great Exception: Why teaching is a profession like no other

    The Great Exception: Why teaching is a profession like no other

    In the past three decades, teaching has seen more change than it had in the previous hundred years. Gone is the ill-defined transmission of academia and in its place now stands a clear, focused and productive system for equipping young people with ... bits of paper. Is this system any better than its predecessor in developing the people that we are told society needs in the 21st century?

    Ian Stock, an experienced and practising teacher for more than 30 years, argues that it is worse. We are now turning out many compliant workplace drones instead of the dynamic, high-aiming innovators that a post-industrial society truly needs. Learn More

    £15.00
  49. Slow Teaching: On finding calm, clarity and impact in the classroom

    Slow Teaching: On finding calm, clarity and impact in the classroom

    Slow Teaching is a thoughtful exploration of how slowing down in all aspects of education can lead to improved student outcomes. It evaluates how this slow pedagogy will result in improved feedback, more nuanced and skilled classroom management and relationships, meaningful classroom dialogue, retention of knowledge and school leadership with attention to detail.

    It explores how to slowly deepen the craft of teaching to grow expert practitioners who are committed to mastering their practice. It also reflects on strategies that will enable teachers to feel calm, confident and organised in a profession that can often appear relentless. Learn More

    £15.00
  50. Great Aspirations

    Great Aspirations

    Great Aspirations is more than a series of case studies from Outstanding schools; it is a collection of stories of what can be achieved when school leaders believe in achieving the exceptional. It is the latest in a collection of case studies emanating from the Going For Great programme, run by the London Leadership Strategy.

    Going for Great supports outstanding schools to learn from each other and in turn support the schools around them. Now in its 9th year, Going for Great has supported 130 schools. Each year, a new cohort contributes a book of case studies documenting innovative, inspiring initiatives in their schools. This book is the 8th in that series. Learn More

    £16.00